MacDonald, Andrew #47 (D)  - Philadelphia Flyers - NHL 2017/18 Regular
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 204 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: Sept. 7, 1986
Age: 31
Birthplace: Judique, Nova Scotia
Salary: $5.250M
Cap Hit: $5.000M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 6
Draft Pick: 160
Draft Year: 2006
Rookie Year: 2009
Draft Team: NYI

Statistics - NHL 2017/18 Regular

Split GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
Actual 43 15 3 9 12 6 20 0 0 0 1 1 57 22 85 5.3 0.28
Projected 61 21 4 13 17 8 28 0 0 0 1 1 81 31 120 5.3 0.28

Date News Advice
Feb. 16, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 19:07 of ice time in the Flyers' 2-1 overtime win over the Blue Jackets on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had an assist in 16:43 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-4 shootout loss to the Devils on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. MacDonald now has nine assists on the season. None
Feb. 11, 2018 Andrew MacDonald scored one goal in 20:25 of ice time in the Flyers' 4-1 win over the Golden Knights on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. MacDonald now has three goals on the season. None
Feb. 10, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 23:09 of ice time in the Flyers' 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 18:50 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Canadiens on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 15:35 of ice time in the Flyers' 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 18:24 of ice time in the Flyers' 4-3 shootout loss to the Senators on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 19:18 of ice time in the Flyers' 4-3 loss to the Devils on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 31, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 18:48 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-3 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 19:59 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-1 loss to the Lightning on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Jan. 24, 2018 Andrew MacDonald scored one goal in 21:31 of ice time in the Flyers' 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. MacDonald now has two goals on the season. None
Jan. 21, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had an assist in 18:11 of ice time in the Flyers' 2-1 overtime win over the Capitals on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. MacDonald now has eight assists on the season. Six of MacDonald's nine points on the season have come over his last seven games.
Jan. 20, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 17:28 of ice time in the Flyers' 3-1 win over the Devils on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 19, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had an assist in 18:26 of ice time in the Flyers' 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. MacDonald now has seven assists on the season. None
Jan. 16, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 19:58 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-1 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 14, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had an assist in 24:34 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Devils on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. MacDonald now has six assists on the season. None
Jan. 7, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had an assist in 19:50 of ice time in the Flyers' 4-1 win over the Sabres on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. MacDonald now has four assists on the season. None
Jan. 6, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had an assist in 18:10 of ice time in the Flyers' 6-3 win over the Blues on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. MacDonald now has three assists on the season. None
Jan. 4, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 20:40 of ice time in the Flyers' 6-4 win over the Islanders on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 2, 2018 Andrew MacDonald had 18:22 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-1 loss to the Penguins on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 30, 2017 Andrew MacDonald had 21:35 of ice time in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Lightning on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 29, 2017 Andrew MacDonald had 18:48 of ice time in the Flyers' 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 23, 2017 Andrew MacDonald had 16:33 of ice time in the Flyers' 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 22, 2017 MacDonald (knee) has come off injured reserve. MacDonald hadn't played since Oct. 21 until returning Monday. Before the injury, the defenseman ranked third on the team in total ice time and second with 18 blocks while scoring one goal in eight games.
Dec. 6, 2016 MacDonald had another assist Tuesday. He has six in his past 11 games.
Nov. 3, 2016 MacDonald was cleared to play Thursday after missing two weeks with a lower-body injury. He's recorded his only goal and two assists of the season in his last six games.
March 12, 2016 MacDonald returned from his lower-body injury in Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh. The defenseman missed just one game with the injury.
Oct. 5, 2015 The Flyers waived MacDonald on Monday. MacDonald has five years left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $5 million. He'll still count $4.05 million against Philadelphia's cap even if he's sent to the American Hockey League.
March 26, 2015 MacDonald has fractured his right hand. MacDonald is out for the season.
Feb. 13, 2015 MacDonald returned Saturday. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman had left to join his family after the passing of his grandmother.
Jan. 4, 2015 MacDonald had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 loss to New Jersey on Saturday night. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman has two goals and seven assists in 28 games this season. He had one assist in his prior 12 contests.
Oct. 24, 2014 MacDonald returned Thursday after missing 10 games. The Philadelphia defenseman was out with a lower-body injury.
Oct. 19, 2014 MacDonald had one goal and one assist Saturday. MacDonald is not known for his fantasy production.
March 4, 2014 The New York Islanders are sending veteran defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the Metropolitan Division rival Philadelphia Flyers for a pair of draft picks and minor league center Matt Mangene. MacDonald will bolster the Flyers' defense as they push for a playoff spot. Philadelphia, which also has former Islanders defenseman Mark Streit on the back end, is currently in second place in the Metropolitan, one point ahead of the New York Rangers and two points above the postseason cutoff.
Jan. 3, 2014 MacDonald had two assists Thursday in an overtime win over Chicago. He has five assists in his last three games.
March 1, 2013 MacDonald had a goal with an assist in Thursday's loss to the Leafs. He has three of his four points in the last two games.
Feb. 25, 2012 MacDonald had two assists in the Islanders' 4-3 shootout win over the hated Rangers on Friday. MacDonald has 13 points on the year so he is hardly quality fantasy material.
Jan. 13, 2012 MacDonald had two assists Thursday in a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia. Five of MacDonald's six points this season have come in his last 12 games. He'd played in 34 in 2011-12.
Dec. 3, 2011 MacDonald has a right leg injury for New York. MacDonald is on injured reserve.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Oct. 22, 2017 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve MacDonald (knee) has come off injured reserve.
Nov. 3, 2016 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day MacDonald was cleared to play Thursday after missing two weeks with a lower-body injury.
March 12, 2016 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day MacDonald returned from his lower-body injury in Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh.
March 26, 2015 Fractured right hand None Day-to-Day MacDonald has fractured his right hand.
Feb. 13, 2015 Personal reasons None Day-to-Day MacDonald returned Saturday.
Oct. 24, 2014 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day MacDonald returned Thursday after missing 10 games.
Dec. 2, 2011 Right leg None Injured Reserve MacDonald has a right leg injury for New York.

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Date Opponent State Season
Feb 20 2018 19:00 EST MTL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 22 2018 19:00 EST CBJ Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 24 2018 14:00 EST at OTT Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 26 2018 19:30 EST at MTL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 1 2018 19:00 EST CAR Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 3 2018 13:00 EST at TB Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 4 2018 15:00 EST at FLA Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 7 2018 20:00 EST PIT Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 8 2018 19:00 EST at BOS Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 10 2018 13:00 EST WPG Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 12 2018 19:00 EDT VGK Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 15 2018 19:00 EDT CBJ Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 17 2018 19:00 EDT at CAR Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 18 2018 17:00 EDT WAS Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 20 2018 19:30 EDT at DET Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 22 2018 19:00 EDT NYR Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 25 2018 12:30 EDT at PIT Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 27 2018 20:30 EDT at DAL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 28 2018 22:00 EDT at COL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Apr 1 2018 12:30 EDT BOS Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
Feb 16 2018 19:00 EST at CBJ W 2-1 F/OT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 19:07
Feb 13 2018 19:00 EST NJ L 4-5 F/SO 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 16:42
Feb 11 2018 20:00 EST at VGK W 4-1 Final 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 33.3 20:25
Feb 10 2018 20:00 EST at ARI W 4-3 F/SO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 23:08
Feb 8 2018 19:00 EST MTL W 5-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 18:49
Feb 6 2018 19:00 EST at CAR W 2-1 F/OT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0.0 15:35
Feb 3 2018 13:00 EST OTT L 3-4 F/SO 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18:23
Feb 1 2018 19:00 EST at NJ L 3-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0 19:18
Jan 31 2018 20:00 EST at WAS L 3-5 Final 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 18:48
Jan 25 2018 19:00 EST TB L 1-5 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 19:59
Jan 23 2018 19:30 EST at DET W 3-2 F/OT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 100.0 21:30
Jan 21 2018 12:30 EST at WAS W 2-1 F/OT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0 17:57
Jan 20 2018 13:00 EST NJ W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.0 17:27
Jan 18 2018 19:00 EST TOR W 3-2 F/OT 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0.0 18:26
Jan 16 2018 19:00 EST at NYR L 1-5 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.0 19:57
Jan 13 2018 19:00 EST at NJ W 5-3 Final 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 24:33
Jan 7 2018 13:00 EST BUF W 4-1 Final 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.0 19:49
Jan 6 2018 13:00 EST STL W 6-3 Final 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 18:10
Jan 4 2018 19:00 EST NYI W 6-4 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 20:40
Jan 2 2018 19:00 EST PIT L 1-5 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0.0 18:22
Dec 29 2017 19:30 EST at TB W 5-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0.0 21:34
Dec 28 2017 19:30 EST at FLA L 2-3 Final 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0.0 18:48
Dec 23 2017 19:00 EST at CBJ L 1-2 F/SO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 18:33
Dec 22 2017 19:00 EST at BUF L 2-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16:33
Dec 20 2017 20:00 EST DET W 4-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.0 23:15
Dec 18 2017 19:00 EST LA L 1-4 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0.0 18:41
Dec 16 2017 19:00 EST DAL W 2-1 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 20:18
Dec 14 2017 19:00 EST BUF W 2-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0.0 24:26
Dec 12 2017 19:00 EST TOR W 4-2 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 24:04
Dec 7 2017 22:00 EST at VAN W 4-1 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 20:53
Dec 6 2017 21:30 EST at EDM W 4-2 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0.0 25:14
Dec 4 2017 21:00 EST at CGY W 5-2 Final 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 22:26
Dec 2 2017 13:00 EST BOS L 0-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17:30
Nov 28 2017 19:00 EST SJ L 1-3 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 20:45
Nov 27 2017 19:00 EST at PIT L 4-5 F/OT 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.0 23:56
Oct 21 2017 13:00 EDT EDM W 2-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0.0 22:03
Oct 19 2017 19:00 EDT NAS L 0-1 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0.0 16:26
Oct 17 2017 19:00 EDT FLA W 5-1 Final 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 18:59
Oct 14 2017 19:00 EDT WAS W 8-2 Final 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 20:04
Oct 10 2017 20:00 EDT at NAS L 5-6 Final 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 50.0 19:12
Oct 7 2017 22:00 EDT at ANA W 3-2 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 20:56
Oct 5 2017 22:00 EDT at LA L 0-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 18:26
Oct 4 2017 22:30 EDT at SJ W 5-3 Final 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 20:37
Date Game Date Location Result Property From To
Jan 8 2018 16:20 EST Jan 6 2018 13:00 EST STL W 6-3 assists 1 2
Date Key Old Value New Value
2018-01-24 analysis The veteran defenseman has been on an impressive offensive run of late with a goal and six assists through his past eight games. However, fantasy owners will definitely want to temper expectations because his recent outburst has him up to just 10 points -- two tallies -- for the campaign. It's also worth noting that MacDonald isn't receiving consistent power-play time and has just 47 shots through
2018-01-24 update MacDonald scored his second goal of the season and blocked four shots through 21:31 of ice time during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against Detroit.
2017-12-30 analysis MacDonald's locked into a defense-first role with 69.5 percent of his five-on-five shifts beginning in the defensive zone and an average of 2:22 of shorthanded ice time per game. As a result, the veteran defenseman has collected just a single goal and two assists through 23 games this season. There aren't many fantasy settings where he's a viable option.
2017-12-30 update MacDonald failed to mark the scoresheet for the 11th consecutive game during Friday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.
2017-11-27 analysis The veteran defenseman has missed Philly's last 15 games this this leg injury. MacDonald has played about 20 minutes a night for the bulk of his career, so once he's fully up to speed that should be his role once again. The veteran defenseman has missed Philly's last 15 games with this leg injury. MacDonald has played about 20 minutes a night for the bulk of his career, so once he's fully up to speed, he should be around that mark again while sprinkling in an occasional point.
2017-11-27 analysis The veteran defenseman has missed Philly's last 15 games this this leg injury. MacDonald has played about 20 minutes a night for the bulk of his career, so once he's fully up to speed that should be his role once again.
2017-11-27 update MacDonald (leg) will return to action Monday against the Penguins.
2017-11-27 injury_note MacDonald (leg) <a href="https://www.nhl.com/news/islanders-at-flyers-preview/c-293297212">won't be in the lineup</a> for Friday's clash with the Islanders.
2017-11-27 Injury Status IR
2017-11-27 Injury Text Leg
2017-11-27 Date Injured 2017-11-24
2017-11-27 Injured Yes No
2017-11-24 analysis MacDonald resumed skating earlier this week, but his return to game action isn't imminent. The next step in his recovery will be a return to practice with his teammates, so the Flyers should release another update on his status when that occurs.
2017-11-24 update MacDonald (leg) won't be in the lineup for Friday's clash with the Islanders.
2017-11-24 injury_note MacDonald (leg) won't play Tuesday and is unlikely to play Wednesday, <a href="https://twitter.com/broadstbull/status/932652618920415232">Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports. MacDonald (leg) <a href="https://www.nhl.com/news/islanders-at-flyers-preview/c-293297212">won't be in the lineup</a> for Friday's clash with the Islanders.
2017-11-24 Date Injured 2017-11-20 2017-11-24
2017-11-20 analysis That would mean Friday against the Islanders would be the earliest McDonald would return. He's already missed 12 games with this injury, so it's not surprising to see the Flyers being cautious with him. That would mean Friday would be the earliest McDonald could return, when the Flyers take on the Islanders. He's already missed 12 games with this injury, so it's not surprising to see the Flyers being cautious with him.
2017-11-20 analysis That would mean Friday against the Islanders would be the earliest McDonald would return. He's already missed 12 games with this injury, so it's not surprising to see the Flyers being cautious with him.
2017-11-20 update MacDonald (leg) won't play Tuesday and is unlikely to play Wednesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
2017-11-20 injury_note MacDonald (leg) skated Wednesday and is said to be making progress, though his return isn't imminent, <a href="https://twitter.com/BroadStBull/status/930888793040834560">Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports. MacDonald (leg) won't play Tuesday and is unlikely to play Wednesday, <a href="https://twitter.com/broadstbull/status/932652618920415232">Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports.
2017-11-20 Date Injured 2017-11-15 2017-11-20
2017-11-15 analysis Back in MacDonald's heyday, he'd be good for a point total in the mid-20s and would also see power-play ice time, but between injuries like these and having to appease fantasy owners only at even strength and the penalty kill, the 31-year-old's fantasy prospects have been fleeting. Expect him to sit out Thursday against the Jets.
2017-11-15 update MacDonald (leg) skated Wednesday and is said to be making progress, though his return isn't imminent, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
2017-11-15 injury_note MacDonald will skate Wednesday for the first time since sustaining his leg injury and is targeting a return for Nov. 21 against Vancouver, <a href="https://twitter.com/BroadStBull/status/930501336134807552">Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports. MacDonald (leg) skated Wednesday and is said to be making progress, though his return isn't imminent, <a href="https://twitter.com/BroadStBull/status/930888793040834560">Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports.
2017-11-15 Date Injured 2017-11-14 2017-11-15
2017-11-14 analysis MacDonald has already missed nine games as a result of this ailment and, if the reports are to be believed, is in line to miss at least three more. The stay-at-home blueliner had just one goal on the season prior to getting hurt, but his defensive contributions upon his return could be of immense benefit to his real life team, as well as virtual ones that favor defensive stats.
2017-11-14 update MacDonald will skate Wednesday for the first time since sustaining his leg injury and is targeting a return for Nov. 21 against Vancouver, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
2017-11-14 injury_note MacDonald (lower body) is seeking clearance from team doctors to be able to resume skating next week, <a href="https://twitter.com/BroadStBull/status/928664955590709248">Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports. MacDonald will skate Wednesday for the first time since sustaining his leg injury and is targeting a return for Nov. 21 against Vancouver, <a href="https://twitter.com/BroadStBull/status/930501336134807552">Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports.
2017-11-14 Injury Text Lower Body Leg
2017-11-14 Date Injured 2017-11-09 2017-11-14
2017-11-09 analysis The veteran defenseman has already missed the last seven games with his injury, but returning to the ice in any capacity should count as a significant milestone in his rehab. MacDonald usually reaches triple digits in the blocked shots column over the course of the season -- he had 18 of those in his first eight games -- so that's what fantasy owners can look forward to upon his return.
2017-11-09 update MacDonald (lower body) is seeking clearance from team doctors to be able to resume skating next week, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
2017-11-09 injury_note MacDonald (lower body) will miss 4-to-6 weeks of action, <a href="https://twitter.com/billmeltzer/status/922183659502915585">Bill Meltzer of NHL.com</a> reports. MacDonald (lower body) is seeking clearance from team doctors to be able to resume skating next week, <a href="https://twitter.com/BroadStBull/status/928664955590709248">Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer</a> reports.
2017-11-09 Date Injured 2017-10-22 2017-11-09
2017-10-22 Injury Status Out IR
2017-10-22 analysis The 31-year-old blueliner has just one goal in eight games this season, but averages 19:36 of ice time. Despite not being much of a fantasy asset, MacDonald does have 15 shots on goal and 18 blocked shots. While he's out, Brandon Manning will likely slide into a more consistent role for the Flyers.
2017-10-22 update MacDonald (lower body) will miss 4-to-6 weeks of action, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
2017-10-22 injury_note MacDonald (lower body) will miss 4-to-6 weeks of action, <a href="https://twitter.com/billmeltzer/status/922183659502915585">Bill Meltzer of NHL.com</a> reports.
2017-10-22 Injury Status Out
2017-10-22 Injury Text Lower Body
2017-10-22 Date Injured 2017-10-22
2017-10-22 Injured No Yes
2017-10-18 analysis MacDonald has struggled to move the fantasy needle -- outside of the blocked-shots column -- for a number of years, and he hasn't received notable power-play time since the 2014-15 campaign. He projects to continue tilting the scales in the peripheral categories, but with a new guard of young defensemen pushing for ice time, MacDonald's role is likely to decline as the season progresses.
2017-10-18 update MacDonald has started 61.9 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone and averaged 3:00 of ice time killing penalties per contest through the first six games of the season.
2017-10-08 Weight 190 lb 204 lb
2017-09-07 Weight 204 lb 190 lb
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $5.000M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $5.250M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Philadelphia Flyers